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Video shows off a beta of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, given to developers on Tuesday

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Video shows off a beta of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, given to developers on Tuesday
Back on Tuesday at DevCon in San Francisco, RIM handed out to developers a beta version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. Pictures of the software had been leaked as far back as August along with reports of support for Android apps. Now, the German site MacBerry.de posted a video showing the new OS at work. RIM has also posted some new tools for developers that allows them to take Android apps that they have written and repackage them so that they will work on BlackBery's RunTime for Android.

Other features from the new OS include the ability to personalize the home screen by reordering icons and creating custom pages instead of  the usual like "Favorites", "Media" and other categories devised by RIM. Check out the video below and let us know what you think about this new OS for BlackBerry PlayBook and the ability to run Android apps on the tablet. No date has been released as to when to expect it to be sent out to current BlackBerry PlayBook owners as an update.

source: MacBerry.de (translated) via electronista



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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 16:21 3

1. ecml490 (unregistered)


RIM needs to work on building up their own app store instead of getting Android apps. But I guess RIM got to do whatever it takes to get more apps...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 16:36 1

2. snowgator (Posts: 3303; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am really on the fence on the Playbook/BBX OS. What is the chances the RIM can deliver interesting hardware and smooth user interface on top of a complete new OS? I want to be open minded, esp when my blackberry was good to me. Just not sure I am buying it.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:28

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Why Apple is not file a lawsuit against ASUS Zenbook looked exactly like MacBook Air?
Apple must stop suiting Samsung.

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